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Elegant Mid-Century With Round Pool, Old Oaks And Great Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with pool, large stone fireplace, and great valley views


This architect-designed mid-century modern house features stunning indoor-outdoor spaces and fantastic views of Carmel Valley and Garzas Canyon. South-facing walls have huge steel and glass sliding doors that open to the round pool with surrounding Carmel stone walls, surrounding portico, patio, and expansive views.

The one acre yard is completely fenced and a great space for your dog (limit one with pre-approval) to explore and play. The property includes 75 olive trees (inspired by good friends in Greece), numerous fruit trees, berries, and a variety of drought tolerant and native plants.

The entire house was extensively updated during 2011 through 2012, with all new custom limestone counter tops, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and heating system. The kitchen features all new premium stainless steel Bosch appliances, including refrigerator, gas range, ventilation system, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Kitchen cookware and appliances include a Nespresso espresso system (coffee pods supplied), conventional coffee-maker, gas cooktop, oven, microwave, toaster, Caphalon pots and pans, Henckels knives, and glass and flatware to serve 12. Entertaining is easy with kitchen bartops open to the dining room and also outdoors to the pool area.

All bedrooms have been remodeled and feature new Simmons premium pillow-top mattresses, Egyptian cotton high thread count sheets, artisan wool blankets from MacAuslands Woollen Mills of Prince Edward Island, down comforters, and a variety of down and other types pillows.

The master bedroom has a sliding glass door that opens to the pool area, and a private master bathroom with new tile shower and soaking tub. The second bedroom has a sliding glass door that faces east and opens to the large fenced yard.

The house is heated with a new energy-efficient radiant system, with independent temperature control for each bedroom and for the living room and kitchen. The large living room fireplace has gas logs that provide supplemental warmth and ambience.

Electronic entertainment and communication features include: open wireless broadband throughout the house and poolside areas, DirecTV high definition satellite TV, Sharp HD LED TV, Bose Cinemate sound system for TV and music, BluRay CD/DVD player, and Apple TV. All bedrooms have clock radios, and two bedrooms have Sonos speakers for streaming music and radio.

Taza's location in Carmel Valley is typically above the ocean 'fog line' and occasional fog usually burns off by mid to late morning to give sunny days. Real time weather conditions from the weather station at Taza can be found at Weather Underground by using this link:

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Eric Rey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Eric Rey

We live in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area) and love Carmel Valley for the scenery, hiking, nearby beaches, food, and wine. One of us is an interior designer, and the other works in research. Taza is named for our dog Tasman, a 6 year old (acts like 3 year old) retriever mix rescue from Illinois. He loves the 1 acre fenced yard, hiking, the beach, and greeting all living creatures.

Eric Rey purchased this house in 2010

Why Eric Rey chose Central Coast California

We chose this property because the location in Carmel Valley is above the usual fog line, and because of the great views and wonderful layout of the house and pool. We love the layout and the site - it was obviously custom-designed and built originally in 1956.

It's rumored that the property was a getaway for Hollywood folks - the house and pool layout, with pass-through kitchen bar, is perfect for entertaining or just hanging out.

What makes this house unique

Walking into the pool area from the front door is magical. The round pool is surrounded by Carmel stone walls and magnificent oak trees. The site is perched with expansive views of Carmel Valley and Garzas Canyon. The living room opens to the pool patio, creating a fantastic indoor/outdoor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time and stay at your house, as far as we are concerned the house was everything we hoped it would be and more..

When we plan another visit to California I will be sure to send you a email, as we would love to come and stay at your house again.

Thank you again for all your help, and with meeting our requests of a high chair and BBQ set etc.
May 2013
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Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Oversize custom tiled shower with rain head. Soaking tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Restored original 1956 tile shower. Connects to BR 2.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath with shower and tub. Slider opens to pool area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large room with east-facing sliding glass door.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , East-facing glass door to yard.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Elegant Mid-Century With Round Pool, Old Oaks And Great Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Absolutely perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our stay in the Valley for our wedding! The house is upscale, beautifully furnished, well maintained and has anything you would need. It's a short (less than 5 minute) drive into town and about 20 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea. The views off the pool are stunning and we loved to sit by the fire at night with a glass of wine. The hosts were very easy to work with and responsive. Thanks Eric!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is divine--A gorgeous view of the surrounding hills from a patio with a beautiful pool and a lovely old oak tree, a well-cared for and beautifully decorated home, wonderful beds with comfy comforters and so much more. It was a real treat. We highly recommend this place. Thanks to the owners for sharing their special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a special end to our roadtrip!

  • 5 of 5

Eric, the owner, has thought of everything that you could need to have a relaxing, luxurious, as well as practical, stay. The location is also beautiful and convenient for visiting some fantastic places, with lots of amenities nearby. In addition, he has been so helpful with any requests. This was by far my favourite vacation rental, and the other two we stayed in were wonderful! If we ever return to California, it will be my first booking - thanks Eric, we love Taza!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Eric for a wonderful and relaxing stay. I can't say enough about how professional the whole process was. So thank you! As for the house, it's spectacular and even the pictures and descriptions cannot do it justice. I highly highly recommend this house if you want a luxurious getaway and do something different than the hotels in Monterey or Carmel. Carmel Valley is such a great area with so many things to do. Check out the wineries or go hiking at the spectacular and cleanest park ever, Garland Regional Park. Or drive into Carmel or Monterey which are quite close by. Whatever you do, you should consider this house because you won't regret it.



  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We echo the many wonderful reviews this property has received. This is a beautiful well taken care of home in a lovely setting. Communication with the owner was easy and prompt. We attended a wedding at Holman Ranch, and the location could not have been better (within a couple miles). Our only regret , as others have stated is that we did not book this for a longer stay! All aspects of this VRBO are 5 stars!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely unbeatable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend with another couple and our dogs, to celebrate two birthdays, and this property exceeded every expectation. I'm an interior designer, so I'm rather picky, and I couldn't find anything not to like. Beautifully decorated, impeccable maintained. Gorgeous grounds with lovely plantings and a great pool.

We're familiar with the area; we've often stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch. But we wanted something a bit easier for this shared getaway, and we couldn't have asked for anything more. I can't wait to come back here!

The hosts were incredibly responsive and communicative as well.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Toast Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Laureles Lodge Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Carmel River State Beach
Car: recommended

The property is about a 15 minute drive from the beaches in Carmel and Monterey, and far enough inland to avoid coastal fog most of the time. Carmel Valley Village is about one mile from the property, and has plenty of great wine-tasting, galleries, and restaurants. In the immediate area there are ample recreational opportunities with miles of great trails for hiking and horseback riding. Multiple golf courses are within 5-7 miles, and Laguna Seca Raceway is 7 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

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High Season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $45

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